Arnold Sports Festival 2019 Is HERE!!

Hey there, loyal readers! It is that time of year again and we are back with the coverage of the Arnold Sports Festival! 2019 is going to be another great year! We have some new sports joining the festival this year that we will be covering like futsal! Don’t forget to stay tuned to our…

Urban Scrawl 2018

Written by Dani and Andrew Livelsberger Photography by Andrew Livelsberger Background: A 2-Day arts festival organized by the Franklinton Arts District.  It has been an annual event since 2007, featuring art murals from over 60 local artists.  This is one of central Ohio’s largest urban renewal projects. Impression: Music, food trucks and art done on site. …

Matsuricon 2018

Written by Dani and Andrew Livelsberger Photography by Andrew Livelsberger Background: Description from the Matsuricon website: Matsuricon is an annual Japanese pop-culture event that focuses primarily on Japanese animation (known as “anime”), manga (Japanese graphic novels), and video games. We also showcase both American and Japanese popular culture, due to the natural overlap of fandom…

Community Festival 2018 (COMFEST)

Written By Dani and Andrew Livelsberger Photography by Andrew Livelsberger Background: Columbus Community Festival, a.k.a. COMFEST operating principles can be found here:https://www.comfest.com/?page_id=9 Impression: COMFEST is a staple in Columbus, bringing with it vendors, music and events of all kinds. Volunteers are a big part of the festival and they did a fantastic job this year.   Having…

Martinsville Lavender Festival

Written by Dani and Andrew Livelsberger Photography by Andrew Livelsberger Background: 1 year after starting the Peaceful Acres Lavender Farm, the first Lavender Festival was help.  10 years strong and 2018 had another successful festival season. Impression: In our attempt to hit all of the Great 88 counties in Ohio, we have our first story…

Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival 2017

Written by Dani and Andrew Livelsberger Photography by Andrew Livelsberger Background:Large, illuminated displays adorned the Natural Resources Park of the Ohio State Fairgrounds again in 2017.  The Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival ran from from November 17th 2017 through January 7nd 2018.  Viewing times were 5:30pm to 10pm nightly.  The event offered lighted silk lanterns, food vendors, and…

Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival 2016

Written by Dani and Andrew Livelsberger Photography by Andrew Livelsberger Background:39 large, illuminated displays adorn the Natural Resources Park of the Ohio State Fairgrounds.  The Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival runs from from November 25th 2016 through January 2nd 2017.  Viewing times are 5pm to 10pm nightly.  The Event offers lighted silk lanterns, food vendors, and an…

Columbus International Festival 2016

Written/Photography by: Andrew Livelsberger Background:Currently in it’s 61st year, the Columbus International Festival showcases the diversity in cultures that permeate the Columbus, Ohio area. Impression:I walked into the Celeste Center at the Ohio State Fairgrounds to the sounds of Bollywood.  The sites showed a diversity in cultures from all over the globe.  German and Irish,…

Hippiefest

Written by Andrew and Dani Livelsberger Photography by Andrew Livelsberger Background:An artistic gathering place located in Rockbridge, OH.  A place of art and ideas reminiscent of the 1960’s.  Hippiefest! Impression:We got there later and missed a lot of the performances, but from what we did see, this is a great event. Musicians played in 2…

Arnold 2016 – Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Written: Andrew Livelsberger Photography/Video:  Andrew Livelsberger Background:  The International Sports Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization that honors the world’s greatest athletes.  This annual event is held every year at the Arnold Fitness Expo in Columbus, OH. Impression:As it has been every year, the star studded inductee list is nothing short of fabulous.  To…